Artists in the Eugene-Springfield area are invited to submit unique mural designs for UpStream Art. Murals will be painted on the ground at the Booth-Kelly trailhead of the Mill Race path near Downtown Springfield. The murals will convey a visual message about everyone’s role in helping to protect our waterways. Artists have until 5 p.m., Friday, May 24 to submit an application and design. Application instructions can be found at www.springfieldstreams.org.

Artists are encouraged to create designs that speak to this year’s theme: “It’s All Connected.” The murals will ‘flow’ from one to another toward a vegetated stormwater treatment area at the trailhead. Selected artists will be compensated for their completed artwork, and they will paint the murals on August 23 and 24, 2019.

Since 2016, the UpStream Art project has brought to life 16 murals on storm drains in Downtown Springfield. The murals raise awareness of the importance of storm drains and their connection to our rivers. Pollutants such as oil, trash, and pet waste are harmful to water quality and aquatic life. Everyone can protect local waterways through simple, everyday actions.

Additional information about UpStream Art, including photos and locations of storm drain murals in Downtown Springfield, is available at www.springfieldstreams.org.

For more information, contact: Laura Keir, 541.726.3684, lkeir@springfield-or.gov